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Laos to build more hydropower plants

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Despite domestic and regional criticism, the government of Laos sticks to its plan to build more hydropower plants in the country in its aim...
Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia enter currency pact to counter strong US dollar

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The central banks of Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia agreed on a currency cooperation in order to promote the use of their local currencies for...
Indonesia: Fatwa bans Muslims from wearing Santa hats

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In another religious bustle, Islamic clerics in Indonesia issued a fatwa that bans Muslims from wearing Santa Claus hats and other Christmas clothing, mainly...
Indonesia revives plan to cut three zeros from its rupiah banknotes

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Just on the day when Indonesia's central bank revealed newly designed rupiah notes that will replace the ones in use since the year 2000,...
Thailand’s economy to gather much needed pace next year

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The World Bank revised up its forecast for Thailand's economic growth by 0.1 percentage point to 3.2 per cent for next year in anticipation...
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The Philippines was not informed of the operation of a US unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) that was seized off the coast of Subic Bay...
Duterte pledges to ‘free Philippine economy from oligarchs’

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said that he was taking steps to open up the economy to new players and foreign investors, including in power,...
Islamist extremism reaches Myanmar

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Myanmar police said on November 26 that they arrested three Muslims for planting home-made bombs around Yangon and were investigating their links to what...
Marcos opponents want buried dictator’s remains exhumed

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Protesters in the Philippines launched legal action on November 21 to exhume the body of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos, just three days after his...
TPP leaders to stick to trade pact despite Trump’s objection

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The leaders of the 12 member states of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) at the meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Peru agreed...
Massive protests against Malaysia PM despite arrests, rally ban

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Tens of thousands of protesters, unimpressed by the arrests of opposition leaders, marched in Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur on November 19, demanding that scandal-hit...
Ferdinand Marcos silently buried at Heroes Cemetery

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Former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos was buried with military honors in a secretive ceremony at the Heroes Cemetery in Taguig in Metro Manila on...
Vietnam shelves TPP ratification after US election

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Vietnam will back off from ratifying the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement due to political changes ahead in the US, but wants to maintain "good...
Thailand’s English proficiency still among lowest in Asia

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The newly released English Proficiency Index by Switzerland-based education company Education First, one of the most authoritative studies on English language abilities worldwide, brought...
Philippine-US gun deal back on track after Trump’s election win

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The Philippine police will push ahead with the purchase of 26,000 assault rifles from a US supplier as the political landscape in Washington is...
Obama leaves fate of TPP to Trump – Vietnam’s economy seen as casualty

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US President Barack Obama's administration has suspended its efforts to win congressional approval for his Asian free-trade deal agreement of the Trans Pacific Partnership...
Vietnam scraps plans to build nuclear power plants

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Vietnam has decided to ditch plans to build two nuclear power plants in its southeastern Ninh Tuan province owing to soaring costs and safety...
Duterte in US policy U-turn after Trump’s election win

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte after Donald Trump's US election victory abruptly switched from his anti-American rhetoric to a more conciliatory stance, saying he "changed...